Natalia OehningerDelaune


Dallas + 1.214.969.5258

Natalia Oehninger Delaune is a litigator and advisor who focuses on counseling and representing companies in all aspects of employment law. She has successfully represented companies in complex wage and hour class and collective actions and discrimination complaints. Her experience covers a wide range of matters under state and federal laws, including whistleblower actions, trade secret and employee mobility issues, Family and Medical Leave Act and Fair Labor Standards Act matters, and actions under the California Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). She has trial experience in employment and commercial litigation matters in bench and jury trials.

Natalia partners with clients to establish best practices that advance strategic business goals, including most recently as a thought leader on COVID-19 workplace issues. She provides strategic advice on compliance issues, including joint employment concerns, wage and hour compliance, structuring reductions-in-force and furloughs, and the negotiation of employment issues that arise in the transactional context. She represents companies in various industries, including technology, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, aviation, commercial real estate, and retail/service establishments. Originally from Montevideo, Uruguay, Natalia has significant experience counseling companies with operations in Latin America on personnel and compliance issues.

Natalia serves on the board of directors of the North Texas Business Council for the Arts and Highland Park United Methodist Church Day School. She is a member of the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association and National Employment Law Council.


  • OVHcloud acquires EXTEN Technologies, Inc.Jones Day advised OVHcloud, a global cloud leader and the largest European cloud provider, in its acquisition of technology and certain assets of EXTEN Technologies, Inc., a U.S.-based storage software company specializing in NVMe over Fabrics.
  • Micron Technology defeats putative wage and hour class actionJones Day secured dismissal of a putative class action lawsuit for Micron Technology, Inc. involving claims for allegedly unpaid bonus amounts.
  • McDonald's victorious at trial against state-wide California class action wage and hour PAGA claimsJones Day prevailed in gutting the remaining part of a state-wide class and representative action under the California Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act filed against McDonald’s Corporation.
  • Infrastructure firm defends post-reorganization claimsJones Day is defending an international infrastructure company in Texas federal court against fiduciary duty and fraudulent transfer claims stemming from construction and bankruptcy disputes.
  • Riverside acquires Parker ProductsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Parker Products, an industry-leading manufacturer of custom food and beverage ingredients.
  • Newpark seeks damages in arbitration against oil and gas company related to destroyed propertyJones Day filed an arbitration proceeding against an international oil and gas company seeking damages for the destruction of Newpark Mats and Integrated Service LLC's property.
  • McDonald’s defeats attempt to expand class actionOn February 15, 2017, Jones Day and client McDonald’s Corporation successfully blocked plaintiffs’ attempt to certify three new theories of liability in a statewide wage and hour class action.
  • McDonald’s defeats class certification and PAGA claims in statewide California class action wage and hour caseIn a series of wins, Jones Day client McDonald’s Corporation defeated class action and PAGA claims brought against the company in a California-wide wage and hour lawsuit.
  • Energy company seeks advice on anticorruption investigation, compliance, and transactional due diligence matters relating to operations in Latin AmericaJones Day represents a Fortune 500 U.S. energy company on anticorruption investigation, compliance, and transactional due diligence matters relating to its operations in Latin America.
  • Health care services company successfully resolves FCA retaliation suitJones Day represented a health care services company in a suit brought by a former employee asserting claims of retaliation for allegedly investigating and reporting violations of the False Claims Act by the company.
  • Air Medical Group Holdings obtains TRO in trade secret and non-solicitation matterJones Day successfully obtained a temporary restraining order for its client, Air Medical Group Holdings, Inc. and affiliated companies ("AMGH"), in two related lawsuits against three former employees and AMGH's competitor, Medical Air Services Association d/b/a MASA Assist ("MASA").
  • Fortune 500 company undergoes internal investigation involving allegations under False Claims ActJones Day represents a Fortune 500 company in an ongoing investigation by the Department of Justice and other federal investigative agencies focusing on False Claims Act allegations.
  • Newpark seeks temporary restraining order against oil and gas company to prevent destruction of property and spoliation of evidenceJones Day filed a petition and application for temporary restraining order in Harris County District Court against an international oil and gas company to prevent the destruction of Newpark Mats and Integrated Service LLC's property.
  • Dex Media successfully defeats application for TRO in "inevitable disclosure" and trade secret misappropriation lawsuit filed by competitorJones Day successfully defeated an application for a temporary restraining order for its client Dex Media, Inc. ("Dex Media") in a trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract case filed by hibu, Inc., a competitor of Dex Media.
  • Fortune 500 company undergoes internal investigation involving allegations of employee misconductJones Day conducted an internal investigation for a Fortune 500 company into a foreign subsidiary involving allegations of employee misconduct and potential False Claims Act violations.
  • Multinational public manufacturing company conducts internal investigation of potential FCPA, Customs, Export and Import Controls violationsOn behalf of a multinational public manufacturing company, Jones Day conducted an internal investigation of alleged conduct in the U.S. and Latin America which was not permitted under the FCPA and numerous other Federal regulatory schemes.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • November 19, 2020
      Identifying, Preventing and Defending Off-the-Clock Class Actions
    • November 10, 2020
      Annual Labor & Employment Law Discussion Group, Impact of Social Justice Movement on the Workplace
    • July 30, 2020
      Jones Day's Roundtable Webinar: Trade Secrets 2020 - Combating New Threats
    • July 15, 2020
      Resuming Operations in the Wake of COVID-19: Part Two - Mitigating Employment Risks
    • May 21, 2020
      Return-to-Work Issues for Employers - Texas
    • April 30, 2020
      Update on CARES Act Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program, National Association of Realtors Panelist
    • January 29, 2020
      Complex Wage & Hour Issues and Calculations
    • November 11, 2019
      Protecting Your Company From Overtime Suits
    • January 28, 2019
      Calculating Overtime Under Federal Law: The Regular Rate Requirements & Exemptions
    • September 28, 2016
      CLE, Preparing to File a Lawsuit in Texas State and Federal Court
    • March 8, 2016
      Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Legal Clinic, "Select Issues for Small Business Owners"
    • August 2, 2013
      The FCPA, Summary of Recent Developments & Impact on the M&A Environment
    • January 11, 2013
      Entrepreneurial Development Series, "Navigating the Jungle of Employment Law"
    • October 20, 2011
      Jones Day Dallas MCLE University, "Twitterpation: Social Media in the Workplace"